[Python-ideas] PEP for executing a module in a package containingrelative imports
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Apr 20 20:13:44 CEST 2007
"Brett Cannon" <brett at python.org> wrote in
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| Let me know what you think. I especially want to hear which proposal
| people prefer; the one in the PEP or the one in the Open Issues section.
This PEP has two proposals, which I think should be better separated.
1. Leave __name__ alone (without the '__main__' hack) so that relative
imports work when executing scripts within packages. My comment here is
that I am fuzzy on the difference between __name__ and __file__ and why we
would then need both.
2. Fix the 'main' self-knowledge problem introduced by fix 1. The
'counter-proposal' is only an alternative to this second proposal, as it
agree with the first. I had the same idea as Christian as a third
alternative, but as a user would prefer the simplest invocation possible.
I agree with Jim that multiple alternatives should be listed.
I think the '__main__' hack was both elegant and a wart, and agree that we
should seriously consider a pair of coupled fixes.
| Plus I wouldn't mind suggestions on a title for this PEP.| =)
Package scripts, relative imports, and main identification.
Terry Jan Reedy
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